Photography is a very interesting art form and requires a combination of natural talent and training. Not to deter you off your course, obviously, but any photographer worth his or her salt must be more than willing to practice a few new tactics to use out there when snapping photos.
Play around with shutter speeds to determine which work best during what situations. Photography lets you capture a single moment or show motion over time by adjusting shutter speed. When photographing objects in motion, use a fast shutter speed. Slower shutter speeds are ideal for photographing landscapes and still life.
Contrary to popular belief, gorgeous, sunny days are a photographer’s worst nightmare. You can’t take proper photographs if you or your subject is standing directly in the sun’s path. One or both of you will be uncomfortable, and the sun’s glare can make your subject difficult to see in the finished photograph. Photos that are taken in the sun will usually result in squinted eyes, odd shadowing, and even lens flares. When taking pictures outdoors, early morning light or late evening sunshine will result in the highest quality photographs.
When going on a trip, start shooting photos the instant you depart. You can find many photo opportunities when at your location, but use the trip to get some unique shots. Taking shots at the airport and en route will document the full experience.
Photography is one of the most exciting and creatively stimulating hobbies one can do. Make sure to always keep it exciting, and don’t ever let it overwhelm you. Use photography to create memories that last a lifetime, reminding you of places you’ve been and people you’ve known. Photography should remain fun, even when you are studying it.
Take pictures of strange and interesting things when you travel to a new place. Some things may seem unimportant at the time you shoot the photo, but when you return home, every photograph will help recreate memories and ambiance. Consider photographing things like signs on the street, odd storefronts, tickets to a museum or the food sold by street vendors.
Make sure to jot a few notes down with your pictures. Whenever you go back and view the vast number of photos you have taken, you may not remember where and when some of them occurred. Eventually, you may want to create a scrapbook and include some of the descriptive information along with the pictures.
Shutter speed, ISO and aperture are important aspects of any great photo. It’s important to find the combination of these. That combination will decide your picture’s exposure. You want to avoid either overexposing or underexposing a picture except in some special cases. Experiment with these features to find out how they interact with each other and what kind of combination you like to use.
Experience with the composition of your photographs to create unique shots, artistic photos and perfectly posed pictures. As with many other forms of art, a lack of composition will result in an inferior piece of work. Composition requires you to find lines and patterns in your images. Learning about it will truly improve the quality of your photos.
As you should now know, you have the ability to become a successful photographer. Photography is about more than pointing a camera and pushing a button. It is about forever immortalizing the beauty that surrounds you by capturing it in a photograph.